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Sustained growth for NMMU’s George Campus

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (George Campus) has grown dynamically over many years now and will focus on becoming  a world-class knowledge catalyst for the green economy, and a more sustainable future. We will realise this vision through cutting edge research and engagement,  quality teaching & learning  as well as competitive innovation and entrepreneurship.

Prof Quinton Johnson
Campus Principal

Campus youth leaders meet CEO of Nelson Mandela Foundation

Anathi Masebeni, outgoing chairperson of the NMMU George Student Council (left) joined the NMMU George Campus Principal, Prof Quinton Johnson (centre) and Mr Sello Hatang, Chief Executive, Nelson Mandela Foundation, and members of the 2015 Student Council - (from left) Iviwe Sawuti, Thandekile Njozela, Fiswa Vilane, Isaac Shai, Khayelihle Ndlovu, Nandipha September and Apiwe Nyanisa for a first engagement at the start of the new Academic Year.

The Madibaz shared their insights on youth issues with Prof Johnson and his guest, Mr Hatang.

Mr Hatang strategically engaged Prof Johnson about the support of the Nelson Mandela Foundation for the NMMU Global Leadership Institute for Sustainable Futures and the work that they will be doing together.

NMMU George Campus to offer Higher Certificate: IT in User Support Services from 2015

With the start of the 2015 academic year NMMU George Campus will offer a Higher Certificate programme in Information Technology in User Support Services. This one year qualification aims to produce graduates who are productive, competent, able to work independently and who can manage time effectively in entry-level IT technical user support positions that span a wide range of computing environments requiring support personnel. For more information, contact the George Campus at telephone no: 044 801 5111 or e-mail: george-info@nmmu.ac.za

NMMU George to host Spring Concert in Civic Centre

On 6 September the George Civic Centre will be “alive with the sound music” when talented choirs from the Garden Route and beyond join the NMMU George Campus Choir for the 2nd annual Spring Concert.

Well-known music “maestro”, Jan-Erik Swart, has taken the choir under his wing in preparation for the concert.    Prof Quinton Johnson, NMMU George Campus Principal, is spearheading the Choir’s development as part of his vision for a Performing Arts Centre for Madiba’s university in the Southern Cape.

Agriculture DG talks on Food for All: Women in Agriculture

Prof Edith Vries, Director-General: Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) will be the keynote speaker at a Distinguished Public Lecture at the NMMU George Campus on 21 August, from 17:30. 

“Speaking to the spirit of Oom Bey: Twenty years into democracy”

Dr Brigalia Bam (the last Chancellor of the erstwhile UPE, prior to the merger which gave rise to NMMU) was the keynote speaker at a prestigious Dr Beyers Naudé Memorial lecture held at the NMMU George Campus in collaboration with NMMU’s Centre for the Advancement of Non-Racialism and Democracy and the Kagiso Trust. Four well-opinionated youth panellists shared their views on the important lessons to be learnt from change-agents and role-models such as the late Dr Beyers Naudé. The group, featured with Dr Bam, included scholar Lauren Muller, and NMMU students , Awonke Kampie, Shalom Khandanisa (facilitator and NMMU alumnus), Nombuyiselo Duma and Rochelle van Rooyen.

Women’s Day 2014: Icon inspires NMMU George guests

Prof Tania Douglas (left, the Deputy Dean of research at UCT) enthralled NMMU George Campus guests with her Women’s Day talk on “Women in 21st Century Leadership”.  Prof Douglas, who was born and bred in Pacaltsdorp, George, is  joined here by her mother, Mrs Rita Douglas, Dr Bridget Johnson, Dr Aubrey Douglas, Ald Charles Standers (Executive Mayor of George), Miss NMMU George – Danicka Riehl  (Miss NMMU George) and Prof Quinton Johnson, the NMMU George Campus Principal.

Excellence – golden key to success!

Student members and guests who attended the Golden Key ceremony at the NMMU Chapter of Golden Key in Port Elizabeth were greatly inspired by the motivational message delivered by the keynote speaker, NMMU’s Prof Quinton Johnson.

Golden Key also utilised the opportunity to acknowledge Prof Johnson, the NMMU George Campus Principal,  by awarding him honorary membership, reserved only for those with a proven track record of outstanding achievement and excellence. He was congratulated by a Golden Key representative.

NMMU George Campus host business community

Thumbs up for business in George… Members of the George Business Chamber who attended the monthly networking evening hosted at the George Campus of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University recently were greeted by the vocal splendour of the vibrant Campus Choir.  They also engaged with the student leaders, featured here with Jonathan Stanton-Humphreys (Vice-president of the Chamber) (left), and (centre) Prof Quinton Johnson, the Campus Principal and Dr Willie Cilliers, the Chamber’s president.

New education programme

NMMU’s Education Faculty will be introducing a new programme, the PGCE FET, at the George Campus from 2014. The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE (FET)) creates scope for a professional teaching career. This is good news for final year undergraduate students with relevant subject specialisations – both at NMMU George, PE and other Higher Education Institutions in South Africa.


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